- a delicate maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris.
Origin of Venus's-hair
First recorded in 1540–50
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- a fragile maidenhair fern, Adiantum capillus-veneris, of tropical and subtropical America, having fan-shaped leaves and a black stem